1 Let Jacob to his maker sing,
And praise his great redeeming king;
Called by a new, a gracious name,
Let Israel loud his God proclaim.
2 He knows our souls in all their fears,
And gently wipes our falling tears,
Forms trembling voices to a song,
And bids the feeble heart be strong.
3 Then let the rivers swell around,
And rising floods o’erflow the ground;
Rivers and floods and seas divide,
And homage pay to Israel’s guide.
4 Then let the fires their rage display,
And flaming terrors bar the way;
Unburnt, unsinged He leads them through,
And makes the flames refreshing, too.
5 The fires but on their bonds shall prey,
The floods but wash their stains away,
And grace divine new trophies raise
Amidst the deluge, and the blaze.
|First Line:||Let Jacob to his maker sing|
|Title:||Let Jacob To His Maker Sing|
|Author:||Philip Doddridge, 1702-1751|
|Source:||Published posthumously in Hymns, Founded on Various Texts in the Holy Scriptures by Job Orton (Shropshire, England: Joshua Eddowes & John Cotton, 1755)|
|Source:||Harmonia Sacra, 1867|
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